February 13 & 20, 2017

Welcome Back! Hope Break Week Was Fantastic!!

Thank You!!!

WOW!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of our families who donated to Barnabas Ministries crazy spirit day fundraiser last week! Because of your generosity, we were able to donate $1300 in funds in addition to lots of great supplies!

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Mark Your Calendars, Please…

  • Monday, February 20th – School Resumes
  • Tuesday, February 21st – Pizza/Sub Fundraiser item pick up – 3:30-5pm
  • Thursday, February 23rd – Innocademy Parent Meeting @ 6:30pm
  • Saturday, March 4th – Kid To Kid Sale
  • Thursday, March 16th and Friday, March 17th – Teacher Professional Development Days – No School For Students
  • Thursday, March 23th, Fri, March 24th & Sat, March 25th – “A Little Princess” at Homestead Campus @ 7:30pm
  • Friday, March 31st – Friday, April 7th – Innocademy Spring Break Week
  • April 19th – 26th – Costa Rica Trip for oldest friends
  • April 20th – Innocademy Parent Meeting
  • Wednesday, May 10th and Thursday, May 11th – School Dismissed at 12pm – Tulip Time
  • June 4th – 10th – Washington DC Trip for Older Friends
  • June 14th and 15th – Middle Friends trip to Detroit/Lansing
  • October 4th & October 5th – Innocademy School Pictures =)


His Harvest Stand Food Collection THIS WEEK!

This week we are partnering with Harvest Stand Ministries by having a whole school Food Drive to support those in need in our community.We will start collecting canned goods and other non perishable items on Monday February 20, and will end on Monday February 27.

You can learn about the organization, here: harveststandministries.org

Students can deposit their donations in their homeroom class collection box.

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Questions? Please contact Noemi at noemi.hoven@innocademy.com

Exciting News! Middle School Spring Sports Offerings!

This spring we are trying something new here at Innocademy! We are currently working on combining with Corpus Christi for all middle school sports! By doing this, students will have the opportunity to participate in many more sports such as soccer, tennis, baseball, track and basketball.

For this spring we will be joining the Corpus Christi team, and playing under their name. Next school year, we hope to combine and play under both the Innocademy and Corpus Christi name. Mike Owens is the Athletic Director at Corpus Christi and we will be working together with him to provide this amazing opportunity. He and myself will be present at the Parent Meeting on Thursday, February 23rd at 6:30 to answer any questions and to provide more information.

The spring is coming fast and we need to see how many students we have interested in playing the sports below. If your student is interested, please send me an email with the sport they would like to participate in, the students first and last name Katie.wilson@innocademy.com and you will be added to an email list and will receive further information. Please do this before Monday, February 27. Please feel free to contact me with any further questions! Thank you and I am looking forward to this new exciting adventure!

TTQ Final Sign Ups

We have 6 boys signed up so far!! Yeah!! We have room for 9 more. If your 3rd – 5th grade son would like to participate, we would LOVE to have him! We have 2 awesome Hope College students who will be coaching our boys, but if anyone else would like to volunteer to help, they would appreciate the assistance. Questions? Need more info? Please contact Vicki Kavanaugh, Pathways Youth Development Coordinator @ 616-396-2301 ext. 149

Want to learn more about Total Trek Quest?   TOTAL TREK QUEST

Kid To Kid Sale Info – Join Us!

We are SO excited to host our first annual Kid-to-Kid sale on Saturday, March 4th.  Any student at Homestead Campus may participate! Get a jump start on spring cleaning and earn money for your field trips too! Click on the link below to indicate you will be participating:


Proceeds earned from your child’s space will go directly to his/her field trip account.

Who can sell:  Any student at an IES school

Where: Homestead Campus

When: Saturday, March 4

  • 8-9am Set Up Stations in the Inno lunch room
  • 9-10am Shopping Open to IES Parents Only
  • 10am-1pm – Shopping Open to Public and IES Parents

What: You can sell anything you wish related to kids: clothing, toys, books, games, shoes, sports equipment, anything you find in your room that you no longer would like to have. 

You will be given a space to sell your items. You will be in charge of pricing your own items. Your student and an adult must be present for the duration of the sale. You must supply your own cash to make change for any sale at your booth.

Options for participation:

  1. You may rent a table for $10 or you can provide your own.
  2. You may hire a student worker for $40 to sell your items for you. You will be responsible for pricing your items, setting up and taking down your space. Your student worker will be present from 9am-1pm
  3. You may participate in the bake sale. If you choose to participate in the bake sale, you will not be able tohave your own selling station. Only 5 students will be allowed to participate in the bake sale. Baked goods must be individually wrapped and priced. Your student must be present to assist with the selling of the baked goods. 

Questions? Please email Ms. Heather at heather.kreuze@innocademy.com

 Interested in Hosting an Exchange Student This Summer?

4 Week Immersion Program with activities:  Dates TBD (usually late June – late July)High school students from Spain come to the U.S. on a 4 week program to enjoy the host family experience. Primarily, the students are living as a member of an American family, but the students are also able to come together as a group twice a week to do “American” activities. These activities include: bowling, canoeing, playing paintball, going to the beach, visiting Craig’s Cruisers and Michigan Adventures, and shopping at an outlet mall. The students can join the group activities on Tuesday and Thursdays in Grandville.

6 Week Total Immersion Homestay Program: (Great Lakes Area) Dates TBD (usually late June – early Aug.)

High school students from Spain spend 6 weeks living the “American Experience” with a volunteer host family in a total immersion. The students become part of the family and engage in whatever summer activities the host family has planned.  Students choose this program in order to be immersed in the English language and culture.

If you have questions or would like to talk more about the possibility of hosting, please contact Amirah Vosburgh at 616-914-9020


“A Little Princess” Coming To A Stage Near YOU!

We are so excited to announce that our Innocademy and iCademy Global students have been working hard on their spring production of “A Little Princess” by Vera Morrisa dapted from Frances Hodgson Burnett’s “Sara Crewe”. This awesome production is being directed by Tess Kotecki. Performances will be March 23, 24, & 25 at 7:30pm. Look for ticket information coming soon!!!

February Lunch Menu

February Lunch Menu

After School Enrichment Sign Up for Session Beginning Feb 20th

After School Enrichment Sign up


Innocademy M-STEP Testing Schedule

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News from “Plugged In”…formerly “Devos”

Wow, what a great year morning devotions at pluggedIN have been so far. Thank you for bringing your students before school starts for a chance to learn, pray, and build each other up in Christ.  Many stories have been shared about the great things being learned and the fun that is happening.   The number of students attending has grown significantly and we are looking for a few hands to help with “crowd control”.  If you feel you are able to assist for a morning, or more, to help coral listening ears to our parent-teachers, please sign up through the link below.  If you find yourself dropping your students off and have a couple of extra minutes to join our children at pluggedIN, please do and don’t forget to thank our great volunteers!  Thanks for considering helping out and thanks for letting us get to know your children, they are a joy!


As always please contact Jessica Knott, jessknott@att.net or Rebekah deVries,rfdevries02@gmail.com for any questions regarding pluggedIN.

Sign Up For Innocademy Texting!

Before our (what we thought was going to be awesome!) Infinite Campus notification system, we used a service called “Rained Out”. It sent you a notification if school was closed/delayed. I’ve refreshed the account so it’s ready to use again until our IC system is functioning correctly. If you signed up to use it before, you may just want to sign up, again, using the easy directions, below, just to make sure.

Here is how to sign up:

On your smartphone, prepare to send a text message

1) In the “To” section, type 84483

2) In the “message” section, type Innocademy (with capital “i”)

3) Hit “send”

You will receive confirmation that you are now part of the Innocademy text messaging system. If you do not receive a confirmation back, check with your carrier to see if they support “short code” messaging. You can email me with any issues and we can trouble shoot =).

Fundraising Note From Our International Team – Sign Up, Now To Participate and Earn Funds!

We are going to be offering a bake sale to 3rd  – 8th grade students as another opportunity to earn money toward student field trip accounts!  Families with more than one student may sign each student up for their own week.  You will be able to sell baked goods in the RE:FUEL coffee shop for the entire week you are signed up!

Also, please see the attached document for our year-long student fundraising plan.



Thank you,

International Team

Ski Club at Innocademy

If you are 7 years old or older and interested in joining the ski club at Innocademy this year, please take a peek at the information and registration pages here: ski-club-infoapplication-16-17 . What is Ski Club, exactly? It’s an opportunity for a discount pass for you or your student. There will be a few dates announced for our school to head down to Kalamazoo, together, but the pass can be used by your family at any time (please read the restrictions on timeframe and days)! This is the 2nd year we have partnered with Bittersweet Ski Resort in Kalamazoo to offer a super deal to our families! ANYONE can be part of the ski club…student, parent, family friend. Simply fill out the form and return it, with payment, to Ms. Heidi. ALL CHECKS MUST BE MADE PAYABLE TO BITTERSWEET SKI RESORT. Just in case you were wondering, “Hmmm…what does Bittersweet usually charge for lift tickets and rentals?”, see below for that information – ski club is a GREAT deal if you like to ski/snowboard!


4th and 5th Graders Ski for FREE this year!

Check out the link below for more detail about the program and how to register your skier!


 How Do I Report An Absence/Tardy?

If your student will be arriving after 9am on a particular morning…or will be absent for the day, please email attendance@innocademy.com or call Ms. Heidi at 748-5637. Thank  you!

Have You Signed Up Yet, For Scrip?

Scrip is a GREAT way to earn $$ for your student’s field trip account! With the holidays coming up, it’s a fantastic way to pick up those thank you gift cards for the never ending list of folks! Scrip info can be found at  https://www.shopwithscrip.com/what-is-scrip  . Please contact Jody at jody.voss@innocademy.com to sign up for inno or icademy or if you have questions.Our Older Friends work on creating their own civilizations!

Inno staff enjoys “measuring” data and “digging” into achievement trends during our professional development day on Friday!

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Designing T-Shirts

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Having FUN Celebrating 100 Days of School!

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